Shana and Michael: It all
started last July. I was baby sitting my younger cousin Kristian while my
aunt was out of town for the weekend. As it was getting late I put Kristian
to bed and I began to watch TV...
She's From: Canada He's From: United States
My name is Jodi. His name is Keith. And
we are madly in love after knowing each other for only three weeks.
Crazy? Maybe. But reality, nonetheless.
Let me tell you the story. I was on AOL Instant Messenger one night and
this guy contacted me. I usually don't respond unless what the person
typed in is interesting. I didn't find him interesting so I didn't
respond. After about the fourth time of him contacting me, I asked him
why he was being so persistent. We chatted for awhile and I learned he
was a cop in Texas. I am from Ontario, Canada. I knew right away that he
was a very intelligent 24 year old man and that I wanted to get to know
him better. We added each other to our buddy lists and started talking
every day and night for hours on end.
This went on for about 2 weeks when we
really started getting serious. I knew I loved him before he told me
that he loved me. I knew that he was "the one" even before he told me
that he wanted to spend his life with me. (I'm chatting with him right
now on AOL and I will tell you what just happened in a sec here.)
Before long, we were calling each other girlfriend and boyfriend to our
online friends. But I am keeping him from my family and "real" friends
for now and I will tell you the reason. I am currently engaged to and
living with another man. There's more...I am 4 months pregnant with his
child. I am not in love with him, never was. I am in love with Keith. I
have to tell the man I am with now about it sooner or later. I am
choosing later so I will have an update before too long on how that
As of now, Keith and I plan to meet in June of this year. He is flying
to Toronto and we are meeting there when I pick him up from the airport.
I have an excuse to get away for a couple weeks as my father lives in
Toronto. So, right now, Keith and I are starting our future while I am
ending the past.
On to what just happened. I wrote an email to Keith about a half hour
ago when he was on his way to work. I laid it all out on the
line...telling him that I could never move to Texas because I couldn't
take this unborn child away from his father or my mother, also. Telling
him that no matter what, Kent was always going to be in my life because
he is the biological father. I told him that there was a lot to get
through and a lot for him to have to deal with and to take all this into
consideration. I told him I would await his response. I knew he would be
back online when he got settled in the cruiser and sure enough, about
ten minutes after I sent the email, he came online. I told him to go
read his mail. He was silent for about 5 minutes and then he typed me
something.....these three words...."Count me in." As soon as I saw that,
I just lost it. I started bawling and had to tell him to give me a sec.
I couldn't see the screen, my tears were so heavy. I realized then just
how terrified I was of losing him. I am still wiping tears away. We are
going to make this happen, we are going to make this work. Our future is
just beginning and I can't wait until we are together.
Thanks for allowing me to print my story and I will keep you all updated
on the outcome.